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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    Military

    Battle Rolls

    Battles are fought in a 3-5 round system where each round rolls a simple d20*[Points Value] (with modifiers per Mod discretion) to determine the winner. Casualties for the...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    ​Red Planet Corporation

    The Red Planet Corporation, commonly referred to as "RPC" or "the RPC", is the governing authority on Mars. Established in the late 2000s by a consortium of western...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    Democracy

    Ruleset

    Every settlement on Mars will have a vote share equal to its size to begin with. This represents a basic "universal suffrage" assumption, with player interactions able to...
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    I'll run with "no WW3 yet" scenario and flesh out the RCP part that will describe Mars up to the present day, with the RCP increasingly caught between the rival super-blocs in an attempt to stay both...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    This is my understanding of things BF has already green lighted, so they can be regarded as set in stone. If I'm wrong on any count please let me know.

    - Oznerol's Map of Mars is to be the...
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    There's a massive difference between today's world and a world in which two competing super blocs actually go to war. You'd be actively limiting the access that non-SCO citizens have, for security...
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    The EIC wouldn't necessarily be playable but I'd assume we're not all going to be required to be the dregs of society, several people want to play well-placed industrialists or political figures. I...
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    Yeah I know an EIC-style arrangement means we're not ruled by a nation as such, rather we're ruled by a company that operates as a quasi-state. All I meant was if it's an SCO-derived company, then...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    Is it possible we can change the rulers of Mars to the UN so we don't need to go learn Russian culture to play the game?
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    Profit would be the primary motive but if we're going corporate I'd suggest it either be more than one (eg different domes/regions controlled by different corporations, perhaps with an overarching...
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    Main differences to my mind are as follows. I'll call mine United Earth (UE) and Barry's Disunited Earth (DE).

    - DE will have larger Navies and Armies. A Cold War on Earth between two superpower...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    Another round of news reports, with both wars starting up:



    UBN News, 13th June 2213 - Skirmishes in the Golan Heights, Himalayas

    The stand-off between China and India continues to escalate...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    That is pretty cool actually. The road/rail network around the 4 Mons' seems a bit strange, though: why is it so web-like?
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    In the form of news snippets I've fleshed out a bit of the build-up to my idea:



    UBN News, 9th April 2213 - India-China talks on Himalaya Glaciers at deadlock

    The Chinese delegation is said...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    I picked the Middle East because it would be more heavily reliant on water, just as India and China would be reliant on glaciers in the Himalayas. I tried to base it on access to fresh water: Israel...
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    Re: Mars 2017 RPG - Worldbuilding

    So, thoughts on....

    Mars

    - Main population centre Olympia, population 150 million.
    - Large number of small mining camps spread across the planet surface, usually with populations of a few...
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    Poll: Re: Interest Poll for Future Roleplays

    Am I going blind or is there no Fourth Age in that voting list? I can't see it.
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    Poll: Re: Interest Poll for Future Roleplays

    Can't see who voted, is it really valid as a result? Also, why is LOTR not on this?
  19. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    A somewhat looser Kingdom is always better for RP and having a King that isn't as attentive as he could be would make that a possibility indeed. The sheer size of the Reunited Kingdom could also mean...
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Good call? Literally everyone expected the SNP to lose seats. They just didn't expect them to lose 21 of them: most polls put it at 5-10.
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Why would she cancel the election? Under every estimate except YouGov she'll still increase her majority and net at least 350 MPs by most assessments. It'll be an internal disappointment for the Tory...
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    I think it'll be the other way round, if anything. People might be caught up in the Corbyn swing as he's had a few favourable TV appearances but I think that people going into the polling station...
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Only YouGov are calling a Hung Parliament and even the other polling companies are suggesting they're going pretty seriously out on a limb with that one. It's so out there that people have even...
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    Re: UK: PM Theresa May calls snap General Election

    Will make the wild prediction that the Tories are still on course for 370+ MPs. Polls are tightening because of a surge in youth voting intention being reported: firstly I don't think that will...
  25. Sticky: Re: The Honorable Club of Role Playing Gentlemen and Ladies of the Center Total war

    I know far too little about the lore (I've never even heard of it) to comment with any degree of insight. I suspect most are in the same boat.
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    I suspect it means the endorsement was based more on LW's judgement of Ponti's character and not the quality of the ideas posted. There's no other reason he'd retract the endorsement after finding...
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    Well, is anyone actively working on a game concept?
  28. Poll: Re: Game of Thrones - who would be interested in a new restart

    GoT or Sci-Fi are the two main interests for RPing for me, but people are sick of GoT for the time being: most couldn't even be bothered putting in a decent effort the last time it was played, even...
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    Re: Chambers of the Parliament

    Baron Richard attends Parliament, his two sons absent, elsewhere in London. He still simmered with resentment over the coup, and his unwitting part in the whole affair, but his heir was correct:...
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    Re: Westminster Palace

    The Beaumonts remained at the back of the crowd, entering the King's presence, as they were a minor family among the many gathered. They listened with surprise, perhaps shock: this was a coup. It was...
  31. Thread: Entering London

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    Re: Entering London

    The Beaumonts, Baron Richard and his sons Dominic and Riddick, sit atop their own horses at the head of of the small contingent they contribute to the army. London had apparently surrendered without...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton/The Rebel Army

    "Your cause is a noble one, Duke," said Richard stiffly, with a nod of thanks, "I bring twenty men at arms, one hundred and sixty yeomen foot, and one hundred yeomen archers. A small force when...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton/The Rebel Army

    Baron Richard Beaumont, after arriving in the camp and instructing his sons to oversee the erection of tents and the stabling of the horses, sets off to see the Duke of Lancaster, to pledge his men...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton/The Rebel Army

    Another far smaller column also appeared approaching the camp perimeter. Some 280 men lead by the Baron Richard Beaumont, and his two sons, Dominic and Riddick, had also arrived to join the growing...
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    Re: Positions of the Armies

    Bit backdated due to arriving a bit late in the Halton thread. The Beaumont troops move to Northampton, and would've started moving while the main rebel army was en route to the confrontation in...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "It would present a safe harbour," said Dominic approvingly, "Very well. I'll return home and will inform my father, and I hope to see you at Northampton. May you find victory in Wales, my Lord."
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Easily done." said Dominic confidently with a nod, "Do you know of any royalist concentrations we need to worry about?"

    It would be a simple thing to avoid confrontation on the road south, as the...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Dominic, my Lord," he said, for the third time this hour: he was certainly meeting a great many people, "of the Beaumonts. I've come to pledge our support to the cause and seek instruction. My...
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Perhaps he views the absolute power the Crown in France enjoys with envy?" suggested Dominic.
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    Re: The Summit at Halton

    "Alas," said Dominic with a shrug, "We cannot sit idly by and allow the King to rule as a tyrant. He has his obligations as we do ours: he is not above the law."

    Sent from my SM-A310F using...
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